Thursday, November 13, 2003 9:06 AM
Hadn't heard anyone mention this yet, sorry if it's been mentioned already. S&S has a new woodie opening up in Denmark. It's scheduled to open in May 2004. It's to be called Falken (Falcon), and only be 65 feet high. Doesn't sound too thrilling at that height. Anyone here know more...
Thursday, November 13, 2003 9:09 AM
You would be quite surprised. There are some great short in height coasters. Such as the Raven. It is only 80 feet tall (but with 100 foot drop). Still it might be a lot of fun.
El Gato Coastro
Thursday, November 13, 2003 9:11 AM
Exactly. A lot of great woodies are under 100ft. tall. Height is not an issue.
Thursday, November 13, 2003 10:26 AM
Heres a GREAT woodie that is the same size as Falcon, Cornball Express 55' tall, 75' drop with 7 killer moments of airtime in a mere 2200' of track, that is wooden coaster heaven, smaller woodies in my opinion are just as good if not better than big woodies
Thursday, November 13, 2003 10:56 AM
Considering it's gonna have Gerstlauer trains on it, it's probably a good thing that it's only 65'...
Thursday, November 13, 2003 1:14 PM
Yup, gotta agree with all y'all there. It's all about 'motion of the ocean'. ;)
Thursday, November 13, 2003 1:17 PM
You can see a rendered layout here:
http://www.faarupsommerland.dk/default.asp?kategori1=action&id1=185&id2=188 A construction diary is here: http://www.faarupsommerland.dk/default.asp?kategori1=action&id1=185&id2=201
(you can view all pix as a slideshow too)
I must say that it looks quite nice and "airy" for a family woodie
Kustom Koaster Kommando *** Edited 11/13/2003 6:18:23 PM UTC by tricktrack***
Thursday, November 13, 2003 3:47 PM
Sure looks better than Timberhawk ;)
Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:48 PM
Timberhawk looked good on paper as well, Moosh. We'll see. I hope for the best on this one.
Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:53 PM
look like it might offer more air...but alas, it's not like I'll be heading to Denmark anytime soon.
Ride of Steel
Thursday, November 13, 2003 7:39 PM
looks cool, can't wait to ride one.
Friday, November 14, 2003 12:52 AM
Two things stand out to me on this design.
1) The first drop only goes down about 20 feet before swooping to a full 2nd drop.
2) The ending helix seems awfully high in the air.
Those 2 elements seem to imply that they are trying to burn off some speed, and with such a modest lift hill height the track length must be very short.
I guess they could just be out of land to do a full curved drop to the ground, but why not move the station a little further down and have a very short curve to a full drop?
Do they want the ride to be on the mild side to be considered a family ride?
Has S&S perfected a nearly frictionless track?
Any other ideas?
Friday, November 14, 2003 2:04 AM
Actually the first drop is very reminiscent of Sky Princess' first drop, but with a more pronounced first half. In fact it looks more like a double-dip!
Friday, November 14, 2003 3:15 AM
Apparently, we have a new S&S woodie far closer than Falken next year.
Clementon Amusement park is building a ride called "Tsunami," built by S&S.
I've never heard of it before, has anyone else?
Friday, November 14, 2003 9:12 AM
It's been a topic of discussion for a couple days now:
Friday, November 14, 2003 9:32 AM
And now another one may be headed to the Dells.
I'm curious to know why S&S is getting so much business and the Gravity Group is getting relatively nothing?
Friday, November 14, 2003 11:14 AM
Did that note on Screamscape even say it was S&S? I though it just said "new wooden coaster that won't be at Big Chiefs?"
And I too wonder why Gravity Group has been silent so far with new rides. Here's to hoping they get some business next week at IAAPA (they have a booth this year)!
Friday, November 14, 2003 11:32 AM
Perhaps Denise is selling them really cheap again?
Friday, November 14, 2003 11:49 AM
It could explain why their business is up this year, or at least seems to be. A lot of bigger parks are using S&S this year, or at least it seems like they are.
Friday, November 14, 2003 11:52 AM
*cue rimshot*....thanks Moosh!
Honestly, I don't have the info to compare the cost of an S&S vs. a GCI, but I think they MUCH more comparable than the olden days, when a CCI could be had for less than a song (a ditty perhaps?)...;)
Sounds like there's actually two S&S woodies coming in '04...:)